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General Zhao Zongqi Commander People Liberation Army, Western Theatre, People Republic of China, visited GHQ yesterday and called on General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff. General Zhao Zongqi congratulated General Qamar Javed Bajwa on assumption of command of Pakistan Army. During the meeting matters related to regional security and professional interest were discussed. Visiting General lauded Pakistan Army's achievements in fight against terrorism and continued efforts for regional peace and stability.
Chief of Army Staff (CoAS) General Qamar Bajwa on Monday separately called on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and President Mamnoon Hussain. The CoAS called on the prime minister at PM House and met with president at Presidency House. During the meeting, they discussed situation on the Line of Control (LoC), operation Zarb-e-Azb and other issues pertaining to national security.
Firmness prevailed on the money market on Monday in the process of trading, dealers said. The rupee shed one paisa in relation to the greenback for buying and selling at Rs 104.82 and Rs 104.83 respectively, they said. In the first Asian trade, the euro tumbled in early Asian trade after Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said he would resign after conceding defeat in a referendum over his plan to reform the constitution.
Financial Advisors are preparing a restructuring/implementation plan in consultation with the Pakistan International Airlines Corporation (PIAC), which would be presented to the Privatisation Commission (PC) Board and Cabinet Committee on Privatisation (CCOP) for requisite approvals next month. This was revealed by PIA officials while briefing the Senate Special Committee on the performance of PIA, which met with Mushahidullah Khan in chair here on Monday.
In first interview after his return from Heart of Asia Conference in Indian city Amritsar, Advisor to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz said on Monday that if India desired a joint meeting of national security advisers and foreign secretaries could be held. However, he hastened to add, under present circumstances, there were no great expectations from Indian Prime Minister Modi's government.
The Saudi air raid targeted the boat, which was carrying 12 Pakistani sailors off Mukha coast in the Yemeni province of Ta'izz on Sunday, YYemen's Saba news agency said According to the report, the other six sailors are still unaccounted for. Yemen's former president Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi has ordered a major assault on the country's Red Sea coast against Houthi Ansarullah rebels fighters and allied army forces, which have been defending the nation against a deadly Saudi offensive.
Jayalalithaa Jayaram, the chief minister of south India's Tamil Nadu state and one of the country's most popular political leaders, died after a prolonged illness, hospital authorities announced late Monday night. "It is with indescribable grief, we announce the sad demise of our esteemed honourable chief minister of Tamil Nadu ... at 11:30pm (local time) today (December 5)," Chennai's Apollo Hospital said in a statement released to the media.